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Dec 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today issued the following statement after the U. S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act:

Dec 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield, issued the following statement after a panel of three state judges ruled the new congressional maps created by the North Carolina General Assembly will stand for the 2020 election:

Oct 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Alma S. Adams (NC-12), and David E.

Oct 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield issued the following statement on the passing of colleague and friend, Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Oct 15, 2019 Press Release

DURHAM, N.C.—Congressman Butterfield joined with the Durham, North Carolina community and the family of the famed banker and attorney John Hervey Wheeler to celebrate the naming of the city’s federal courthouse after the late North Carolina-native and civil rights leader. Congressman Butterfield led the official unveiling of the sign on the newly designated John Hervey Wheeler U.S.

Sep 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) introduced a bill prohibiting the United States Census Bureau from including any citizenship information in the data it provides to states for congressional redistricting.  The bill is a companion to an identical bill introduced in the United States Senate by Senator Cory Booker.

Sep 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield issued the following statement after the North Carolina State Superior Court released an opinion finding North Carolina’s legislative districts to be political gerrymanders and in violation of the state’s Constitution:

Aug 26, 2019 Press Release

DURHAM, NC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) hosted an immigration forum joined by Congressmen David Price (NC-04) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) to discuss the impact of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies on communities in the state and around the nation.


Aug 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Butterfield released the following statement on President Trump’s recent judicial nomination of Richard E. Myers to serve in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina:


In The News

Jan 16, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has been reappointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the congressman’s office announced Tuesday.

Jan 9, 2019 In The News

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield presided over the House of Representatives on Tuesday, hours before President Donald Trump addressed the nation about the need for a border wall.

Jan 8, 2019 In The News

Just three days into the 116th Congress, an honor for First District Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield. He was selected to be Speaker Pro Tempore for the day, and managed debate on the house floor.

Jan 4, 2019 In The News

Friday, January 4, 2019

The lead up to Thursday’s first day of the 116th Congress saw various senators and representatives pledging to accept no pay while federal employees remain furloughed.

North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District representative said his focus is on getting people back to work.

Jan 4, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Congress is in day two of its new session, split along partisan lines and grappling with a partial government shutdown.

Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) takes on a new leadership role in the now democratically-controlled House of Representatives this year.

Jan 3, 2019 In The News

Industry players were lining up to welcome a full complement of FCC commissioners after the Senate voted to confirm FCC commissioner Brendan Carr to a new, five-year, term and to seat Democrat Geoffrey Starks.

Dec 18, 2018 In The News

Congressman G. K. Butterfield has been appointed by House Majority Whip-Elect James E. Clyburn to serve as Chief Deputy Whip for the 116th Congress when it convenes in January.

Dec 18, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNCT) - A Congressman from the East is set to become the next Chief Deputy Whip.

Representative G.K. Butterfield has been tapped for the senior level leadership role for next years Congress.

Butterfield, representing North Carolina's 1st Congressional District, will become the first Democrat from North Carolina to serve in this role.

Dec 18, 2018 In The News

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A recently re-elected congressman whose district includes Rocky Mount has been tapped for a leadership position.

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-1st District, will serve as chief deputy whip for the 116th Congress when it convenes in January.

Dec 17, 2018 In The News

EASTERN CAROLINA, NC (WITN) Long time North Carolina Congressman G.K. Butterfield will be busy drumming up support for legislative priorities.